IN THE KNOW
PRODUCER Dick Wolf is developing Chicago Law, to go along with the existing Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. What’s next, Chicago Post?
A NEW adaptation of The Exorcist, described as a “modern reinvention”, is in the works.
HBO has given a series order to The Deuce, the 1970s porn drama created by The Wire’s David Simon and starring James Franco ( above). The cable network also gave a series order to the Judd Apatow- produced comedy Crashing, about a comedian ( Pete Holmes) who is forced to crash on friends couches after his wife leaves him.
FRIENDS star David Schwimmer ( below) and Jim Sturgess ( Cloud Atlas) will star as mates opening a restaurant in a new drama called Feed The Beast. It’s from AMC ( Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead).
THE US adaptation of Upper Middle Bogan and the revival of Nancy Drew have both been given pilot orders by CBS.
CARTER BAYS and Craig Thomas, the creators of How I Met Your Mother, have teamed up with Hilary Winston ( Bad Teacher) for a new long- distance dating comedy pilot called My Time/ Your Time.
NBC has ordered a pilot of Time, a time- travel action crime drama from Shawn Ryan ( creator of The Shield) and Eric Kripke ( creator of Supernatural).